At St. John Vianney School, our goal is to prepare students who will graduate with academic competence, moral uprightness, a vibrant relationship with Christ and a genuine commitment to their family, the Church and society.
A program of comprehensive formation that develops a student's intellect, character, faith and service abilities.
An authentically Catholic environment that is not only safe, but deeply rooted in Catholic Tradition and Scripture, faithful to the Magisterium and centered on our Lord in the Eucharist.
High academic standards with test results significantly above the national norms.
Personalized attention with small classroom sizes (15:1 student to teacher ratio) and a differentiated instruction program for children with special learning needs.
Many opportunities for early childhood development including: full or half day Preschool, full day Kindergarten and Extended Day care (6:30-7:40am & 2:30-6:00pm)
Specialized Programs & Athletics:
Music classes, plus Individual lessons
Basketball (Boys & Girls)
Volleyball (Boys & Girls)
The story of our school begins with the story of our parish. In 1941, Northlake was not the hub of commerce that it is today, but a rural farming community where the availability of the sacraments was limited and the opportunities for a good education were equally sparse to the Catholic families in the area. Making their needs known, the Catholics of Northlake appealed to the then-Archbishop of Chicago, Samuel Cardinal Strich, for a pastor and their request was granted in less than a year.
The small farm church grew steadily into a large parish and on March 2, 1952, ground was broken for a much needed school. After its completion in December of that year, additional renovations took place which included extra classrooms and a gymnasium to meet the growing needs. The 1980s were difficult times for the parish and school; low mass attendance, low school enrollment and other financial burdens weighed heavily on the life of the community. However, it was also during this time that the parish significantly built up its spiritual faculties which included beginning the oldest perpetual adoration chapel in the Archdiocese. This same spirit of dedication to our Lord has carried over to St. John Vianney School as it has continued to stand as a testimony to the value of Catholic education.